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I'm Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief John Bickley with Georgia Howe. It's Tuesday, February 27th, and this is your Morning Wire Afternoon Update.


House Republicans have subpoenaed Special Counsel Robert Hur for any transcripts and recordings he may have from interviews with President Biden. This comes after the release of Hur's report on the President's mishandling of classified documents in which her recommended against charging Biden because he could present to jurors as a elderly man with a poor memory. Gop House leaders requested the materials related to Biden's October 2023 interview be turned over to Congress earlier this month and set a deadline of February 19th. That deadline was not met, but the Justice Department said it was working to gather process responsive documents. The subpoena reportedly compels the DOJ to hand over all documents and communications, including audio and video recordings related to her's interview with Biden.


The top four congressional leaders met with President Biden at the White House today. The goal was to hammer out an agreement on a foreign aid package and avoid a partial government shutdown this week. Dailywire senior editor, Kabbit Phillips, has the latest.


Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Mitch McDonald, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffrey all favor the $95 million foreign aid bill passed by Congress. With Speaker Mike Johnson and many House Republicans want border security first. If the deal cannot be made, the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Transportation, Veterans, Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development as well as a number of other programs, will shut down non-essential work at midnight Eastern Time Saturday. Funding for the rest of the government, defense, state, homeland security, and justice departments, expires the following week on March eighth. The President and Congressional Democrats have stressed the critical need for legislation in both of these areas.


Congress has a responsibility to fund the government. We got to get about doing a shutdown would damage the economy significantly, and I think we all agree to that, and we need a bipartisan solution.


Meanwhile, in a post-meeting press conference, Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson expressed his belief that America's needs should come first. He stressed that the biggest concern for the American people is the crisis at the Southern border.


The first priority of the country is our border and making it's secure. I believe the President can take executive authority right now today to change that. I told him that again today in person, as I've said to him many times, publicly and privately over the last several weeks. It's time for action. It is a catastrophe, and it must stop. And we will get the government funded, and we'll keep working on that.


A senior Hamas official is throwing cold water on the following comments made by President Biden. Well, I hope by the beginning of the weekend, I mean, the end of the weekend, at least My national security adviser tells me that we're close.


We're close. It's not done yet. My hope is by next Monday, we'll have a ceasefire.


The Hamas official accused the US of leaking proposals for a fighting pause with the intent to pressure the terror group into a deal that would not end the fighting permanently or lead to the complete withdrawal of Israeli forces. Daily Wire reporter Tim pierce has more.


Biden's comments come after he appeared last night on late night with Seth Meyers. Qatar has mediated talks between in Israel and Hamas this week. Meanwhile, other ceasefire negotiations with US, Israeli, Qatari, and Egyptian officials took place in Paris. Administration officials and Arab diplomats say negotiators are racing to reach a deal on the release of hostages and aid to Gaza. They also hope to keep unrest down during the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan, set to begin in March. As a negotiator in Qatar, tells NBC, there has been progress, but there are still obstacles to be resolved. That includes discussion over the ratio of hostages to Palestinian prisoners that would be freed.


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Fulton County Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade's former divorce attorney testified today in the hearing pertaining to the romantic relationship between Wade and district Attorney Fannie Willis. The presiding judge who's We're seeing the Georgia election interference case against former President Trump will allow some communication between Wade and his former attorney to be used. Here's attorney Terrence Bradley being asked what he learned from Wade regarding him and Willis meeting at an office together.


I do recall that he would go down to the office or had been down to the office, but I can't tell you in what capacity or when or any of that. No. Mr. Wade told you that they had sex with the office, though, correct? I don't recall him saying that, no. You don't recall it? No. So it's possible he did say that.


Defendants in the election interference case have alleged that Willis and Wade have enjoyed big financial gains off of this case due to their personal relationship. As a result, the judge has said the relationship could possibly disqualify the Fulton County AG from further prosecuting the case against Trump and his co-defendants.


Arrest warrants and affidavits published Tuesday shed more light on the death of Georgia nursing student, Laken Reilly. The suspect, Jose Antonio Ibarra, is accused of kidnapping Reilly between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM and, quote, disfiguring her skull with an object. The Athens, Clark County coroner's office confirmed the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. The documents also allege that Ibarra dragged Raleigh from the intramural fields to a, quote, secluded area and prevented her from making a 911 call.


New York mayor Eric Adams is now calling for an end to one key part of the city's sanctuary laws. Prompted by a rash of violent attacks committed by illegal immigrants, the mayor now says he wants to be able to turn those who commit felonies over to ICE. This is a major reversal for the mayor who has supported the city's sanctuary status. He made the remarks Monday night at a town hall meeting.


We need to modify the Sanctuary City law that if you commit a felony, a violent act, we should be able to turn you over to ICE and have you deported. It is a right to live in this city, and you should be not committing crimes in our city of doing so. Right now, we don't have the authority to do so.


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